Synaptics Debuts NavPoint Touchpad Interface for HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC

7/27/2004 - Synaptics® Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, has developed a new touchpad interface solution for the HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC.

The NavPoint touchpad solution replaces the HP device's five-way mechanical button with an interactive capacitive sensor. In addition to replacing button functionality, the NavPoint also offers unique navigation controls, including short and long distance scrolling features, tapping, and mouse-like cursor navigation.

"The NavPoint solution offers users improved functionality and versatility in accessing and managing today's richer content in handheld devices," explains Francis Lee, President and CEO of Synaptics. "We are pleased to work closely with a company such as HP that emphasizes innovative technology in their device designs."

For more information, or to view a demonstration of the NavPoint solution, visit

For more information on the NavPoint equipped HP iPAQ Pocket PC, visit

About Synaptics Incorporated
Synaptics is a leading developer of interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices, with its products found in over 50 percent of today's notebook computers. Synaptics' engineered solutions for device manufacturers include: TouchPadTM the industry standard notebook navigation device; TouchStykTM, a modular capacitive pointing stick solution; SpeakerPadTM, an integrated audio speaker and notebook TouchPad; LuxPadTM, an illuminated TouchPad: TouchRingTM, a one dimensional scrolling solution for MP3 devices; and QuickStroke®, a proprietary Chinese handwriting recognition software. More information about Synaptics can be found on the World Wide Web at

Synaptics, the Synaptics logo, NavPoint, TouchPad, TouchStyk, SpeakerPad, LuxPad, and QuickStroke are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synaptics in the United States and/or other countries.

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